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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Memories of Growing Up in Ohio (Part 2)
imageRural upbringing is very different from that of the city. The woods, fields, cliffs, and beaches surrounding my home on Lake Erie back in the 40s were undeveloped and a girl could spend many hours exploring the beautiful world of nature. Small-town children were free then and could roam on foot, boat or bike without the fear of crime that we have today.


Memories of Growing Up in Ohio (Part 1)
Almost as much as genes, the place where a person is born and raised is an important part of whom that person becomes. Every now and then I stop and think how fortunate we who grew up in small towns in the 1940s and 1950s were.


Freedom Is Diverse Opinions
imageAfter 30 years of writing opinion, I’ve learned a lot about human nature. It still surprises me, however, how intolerant our society can be and how many people will not read or listen to anything if they don’t agree with it.


George Washington Was Right
In a time when ideas of our Founding Fathers are being challenged perhaps to a degree never seen before. I want to discuss one idea with which I emphatically agree—George Washington’s distaste for political parties.


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